Melbourne, 1 March 2023. AIA Australia has announced a newly formed managerial team in its Retail Distribution business, to support the company’s long-term investment in the financial advice industry.
This follows the recent announcement of Craig Parker into the role of General Manager, Retail Distribution.
The new team will be made up of four Regional Managers:
- Clive Staple, South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory
- Ian Harpley, Queensland
- James Wingate, Victoria and Tasmania
- Evan Miller, New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory
The insurer confirmed it had also reshaped the rest of the Retail Distribution team, including several new roles and promotions, to support financial advisers more effectively.
Chief Partnership Distribution Officer, Sam Tremethick, said, “At a time when it is increasingly important for Australians to have access to a high standard of financial advice, AIA Australia is focused on strengthening its support for advisers. We want to help our adviser partners to grow their businesses through providing holistic life, health and wellbeing advice to their clients.
“We’ve also been working on some exciting new product and benefit enhancements, which we will share over the coming months, starting with the launch of our new AIA Vitality app, which will make it easier and more appealing than ever before for customers and their advisers to engage with their health and with us.”
AIA Australia’s announcements come shortly ahead of its third annual Adviser Summit, taking place 7-9 March 2023, which will see risk specialists, industry experts and decisionmakers come together to cover the major issues impacting the future of Australia’s advised life insurance industry. The insurer will also be discussing its plans for the retail portfolio and its range of health and wellbeing solutions (for more information, see https://www.advisersummit.com.au/).